Total Laboratory Services Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on 17/02/2023.
Your Personal Data
What do we collect?
We may collect the following information:
• Name and job title.
• Contact information including your email address, postal address and telephone and/or mobile number.
Why do we need this information?
It is a contractual necessity that we process this information to understand your needs so that we can provide you with the service we offer, particularly for the following reasons:
• To fulfil the enquiry, service and/or task that you have asked us to complete (such as provide quotations, information, advice, visit scheduling, spare parts, new equipment and engineer visits etc.).
• To maintain internal record keeping for required paperwork and historical referencing for the above stated tasks and services that we provide.
• We may also use the information to improve the products and services we offer.
• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for customer feedback purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or postal service to do this.
What we do with this information?
All the personal data we collect is processed by our employed staff in the UK and confined to our office with the exception of our IT storage, hosting and communications, which is located on secure servers within the United Sates and European Union. All of our IT service providers are signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield and no third party has access to your personal data unless the law requires them to do so.
We have a Data Protection Policy in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. More information on this can be found by clicking here.
We periodically send promotional emails about our equipment and servicing on the basis that we think is of a legitimate interest to you, using the email address which you have previously provided to us. We may also send you mail in the post to the address that you have provided. You can opt out of this at any time. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies / people outside of Total Laboratory Services Ltd. We store and process your data for this purpose on the basis of “legitimate interest” for reasons you would reasonably expect that are related to our service provision and your job/business role.
How long do weep keep your information?
If you conduct business with us, it is statutory under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 7 years, after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for marketing purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information. More information on our retention schedule can be found here.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
• If you already receive or have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Mail Marketing Communications
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity (this is by no means a comprehensive list). This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity. Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
What are your rights?
If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and have it amended or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us and we will investigate the matter.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you by writing to:
Total Laboratory Services Ltd, 14C Sunrise Business Park, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8ST or you can fill out this form: https://totallaboratoryservices.co.uk/data-access-removal-request/.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by telephoning 0303 123 1113.
The member of staff designated to take responsibility for data protection compliance for Total Laboratory Services is Sarah Netherway and you can contact them at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
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Links to other websites
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